It is no longer enough to proactively forecast, budget and staff projects. The rapid pace of change requires next-generation strategies that use predictive analysis. And new predictive technologies are transforming project portfolio management, providing the insight to manage forward, rather than looking through the rearview mirror.
It can seem like a good idea to add a backup story into a sprint — if works gets blocked or things turn out easier than expected, another story can be pulled into the sprint. However, having more than one story identified, even if not committed, is likely to lead to less work getting done.
Email is a necessity of the modern office, but it can be detrimental to effective project communication if not managed properly, hindering teamwork and performance. Here we examine common email-related problems, including lack of context and distraction.